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African Political Economy


The LSE African Political Economy Group exists to provide research-focused interaction around issues of African politics, and to encourage engagement between LSE and top international scholars in African politics.

Research Pillar(s): Comparative Politics and Area Studies

About: The African Political Economy Group exists to provide research-focused interaction around issues of African politics, and to encourage engagement between LSE and top international scholars in African politics.

Members: Dr Sarah Brierley, Prof Catherine Boone, Dr Ryan Jablonski, Dr Omar McDoom, Dr Carl Müller-Crepon, Dr George Ofosu, Dr Joachim Wehner

African Political Economy Seminar Series:

Our regular seminars are a forum for members to present working papers, and for a discussion of new research in the field. These seminars are open to all faculty, fellows, and PhD students working on issues of African politics, or related development or political economy issues. The group also jointly hosts a yearly Working Group on African Political Economy, which is an all-day conference for the discussion of ongoing research in African politics and political economy by UK and EU scholars.

Seminar Convener(s): Dr Carl Müller-Crepon and Dr George Ofosu

Seminars of the African Political Economy Group will be held on Thursdays for members of the LSE community and also available online via zoom. Members will receive access details in advance of meetings.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact gov.comms@lse.ac.uk

Upcoming Seminars

Autumn Term

Thursday 5 October, 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Alex Scacco (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin)
CBG.4.17

Thursday 19 October, 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Thalia Gerzso (LSE) and Carolin Dieterle (LSE)
CBG.4.17

Thursday 16 November, 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Aala Abdelgadir (Princeton University)
CBG.4.17

Winter Term

Thursday 18 January, 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Martin Williams (University of Oxford)
CBG.4.17

Thursday 7 March, 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Abhit Bhandari (Vanderbilt University)
CBG.4.17 

Thursday 14 March, 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Merete Seeberg (Aarhus University)
CBG.2.02

Thursday 28 March, 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Arinze Nwokolo (Lagos Business School)
CBG.4.17